Photo edit of Donald Trump and George Soros. Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Pop Acta.
Photo edit of Donald Trump and George Soros. Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Pop Acta.

The Left’s Persecution of Donald Trump

The left’s vilification and persecution of Donald Trump is not only despicable but also un-American. It has given bad lawyering a worse name than ever, with Democrats exploiting the legal system for political gain. The anticipated indictment of the former president is nothing more than a political witch hunt that has long since been debunked. By going after Trump, the left is going after all Americans who do not conform to their views. The move has unilaterally deepened America’s political divisions in a matter of days, and trust in the legal system has plummeted.

Dan Backer, an experienced campaign attorney who has represented over 100 political candidates, including two major pro-Trump super PACs, and a member of Chalmers & Adams LLC, a legal and litigation firm specializing in political matters writes in the NH Journal, saying:

“Funded by left-wing financier George Soros to the tune of $1 million, Bragg is desperate for his five minutes of fame. He apparently believes prosecuting a former U.S. president on trumped-up charges will get him the adulation he so desperately seeks. Rather than focusing on the crime crisis plaguing New York (thanks in large part to his “reforms”), Bragg is obsessed with finding something — anything — wrong with a former president he loathes, sticking it to his political opponents who support him.”

Manhattan District Attorney’s Political Agenda

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin “Chipmunk” Bragg’s focus on prosecuting a former president on trumped-up charges is a desperate attempt to gain five minutes of fame. Instead of focusing on the crime crisis plaguing New York, Bragg is obsessed with finding anything wrong with Trump, which amounts to sliding down a slippery slope. He is more concerned with sticking it to his political opponents who support Trump than solving New York’s rampant crime problems. Bragg’s policies have resulted in reduced connections for criminals, downgraded charges, and more felons on the streets while law-abiding civilians bear the consequences.

Trump’s Alleged Campaign Finance Violations

Trump’s alleged violation of campaign finance law by paying off an adult film star with his personal funds did not violate the law. Campaign finance law prohibits candidates from paying their rent or mortgage with campaign funds, and personal funds spent for a candidate’s benefit is not a campaign finance transaction. The move was merely a regular act of brand management, as the Trump name is one of America’s most recognizable brands, and protecting its reputation is critical to its business interests. Even if re-characterized to be campaign-related, Trump’s “violation” amounts to underreporting a relatively insignificant contribution from a candidate to his campaign, akin to a speeding ticket to the Federal Election Commission.

Backer continues, saying:

As a career campaign finance lawyer, I’ve stated many times since Trump’s election that America’s former president did not violate campaign finance law by paying off an adult film star with his own money. If Trump had spent campaign funds to buy her silence, it would have been illegal — but he didn’t. He paid personal funds to reimburse his personal lawyer for what the lawyer advanced on behalf of his client. Just because he was also a candidate doesn’t make anything he personally spends for his own benefit a campaign finance transaction.

Campaign finance law also prohibits candidates from paying their rent or mortgage with campaign funds. Will district attorneys next prosecute every member of Congress for this newfound campaign finance violation of not reporting personal mortgage payments?

Far from politics, this is clearly a matter of Trump’s business interests. The “Trump” name is one of America’s most recognizable brands — it is a household name, unlike many Fortune 500 companies. And the Trump brand is big business, so protecting its reputation is as critical to those business interests as it is to child-grooming Disney, child-laboring Nike, or penguin-killing Patagonia (who would happily sue me if that wasn’t obvious sarcasm). These businesses, like Trump, spend heavily to shield their brands from reputational harm (and often fail at it).

Consequences of Bragg’s Actions

Bragg’s actions have set a dangerous precedent that has left Americans more divided than before. Skepticism towards the legal system is sky-high, and trust in it has fallen off a cliff. The consequences of Bragg’s actions remain to be seen, but he has only added to New York’s problems amid a crime wave of his own making.


    1. I would hope no riots. So far as Bragg getting arrested don’t hold your breath it won’t happen would be nice but more than likely the DNC will protect him and they are very big in NYC.

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